Is 2012 The "Beginning Of The End" for Facebook?!

by SamKalai 62 replies


Now that Facebook started asking everyone for tel (and more recently ID scan) verification everytime you add 5 friends and become non user friendly..
IS this the END?


More & More people are deleting their Facebook accounts these days:




The trend for facebook stops growing ( and even starts decreasing few weeks ago when facebook started asking their user for their governement's scan ID!! )



Is this the end ? ( or at least the begining of the end?)






share with us your opinion and let us talk objectively
#main internet marketing discussion forum #2012 #beginning of the end #facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author freelinks
    You Keyword screen shot is crap. It broad and only exact match matters, It is not dying it has over 800 million users and it is growing if anything. They are going public soon and it they will become even more steady. It will keep growing , and this is another annoying Blah Blah is dead thread . SO STOP POSTING CRAP


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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      I disagree "only exact match matters" Rubbish! Doesnt matter how you search it shows people want to delete facebook. I dont use it.

      Originally Posted by freelinks View Post

      You Keyword screen shot is crap. It broad and only exact match matters, It is not dying it has over 800 million users and it is growing if anything. They are going public soon and it they will become even more steady. It will keep growing , and this is another annoying Blah Blah is dead thread . SO STOP POSTING CRAP


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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    Over $1 Billion in 1st Quarter Revenue. That isn't going to disappear overnight.

    However, I believe that Facebook will have to focus their strategy more on mobile devices in order to continue growing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Next time try at least to pick something a little more realistic to kill off. Or just don't post is XXX dying threads.

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    • Profile picture of the author bengirwb
      Just added 10 friends to Facebook.

      No one asked me for ID
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    • Profile picture of the author saladflorida
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      Facebook is dying, what to do? what to do?

      Why are you leaving me Facebook


      lol for this comment.

      i just can't imagine when that day is coming
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I don't think facebook is ending within the next few years, but it certainly will probably not be around for 10 more years.
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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    They would change if it actually hurt them, but they haven't changed it yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author equanto
    Yeah i think so

    they begin to open their companies
    this topic has been hot these days
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Yep, theyre gone. This chart proves it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    Facebook has seen a decline in the past few months for sure. Honestly, just like myspace, people are getting bored with the layout and the games etc. I think that if someone were to make a new social network with more feasibility and a platform that was easier to use, then they could be the next Facebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
      Originally Posted by CDawson View Post

      Facebook has seen a decline in the past few months for sure. Honestly, just like myspace, people are getting bored with the layout and the games etc. I think that if someone were to make a new social network with more feasibility and a platform that was easier to use, then they could be the next Facebook.
      That's exactly what's going to happen...if I take a minute and reflect on my own social media experience, it reads like this:

      1) IRC
      2) ICQ
      3) MSN Chat
      4) MySpace
      5) FB
      6) Google+

      Of course, toss in some blogs and forums for good measure (AWCC, GFY, MT, various car forums, and now WF)...social media has to evolve, or it will die.
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        • Profile picture of the author aaalexan
          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          From it's inception in 1996, it took Google 8 years to monopolize the search industry. Eight years later, it's still going strong in search...giving it 16 years of solid growth and stability (amazing, ain't it?).
          To not hijack this thread, but it worth to mention that Google's main product, the SEARCH is deteriorating instead of improving. Read the countless articles about recent algorithm changes. I can't help to bring up the analogy with Microsoft, when they released Vista after XP.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
            Originally Posted by aaalexan View Post

            To not hijack this thread, but it worth to mention that Google's main product, the SEARCH is deteriorating instead of improving. Read the countless articles about recent algorithm changes. I can't help to bring up the analogy with Microsoft, when they released Vista after XP.
            That seems to be an opinion only held by marketers who had their sites slapped down because of those algorithm updates. The end user has yet to make a peep, and I'd put good money on most not even knowing that the updates exist if you pulled them off the street and asked.
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    • Profile picture of the author danfac2012
      Facebook is present and future. You can't live without it!
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        I don't think Facebook will be going anywhere any time soon. It will take time for a company that makes this much money to die out.
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  • Profile picture of the author hanglovely2909
    No no. I think, Facebook is still growing.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrossHash
    I suppose there is always going to be a saturation point .. does maturity of posting to your profile or other peoples walls have an effect? Id say have a look at your followers posting habits based on the age of their account and see if their regularity seems to decrease / increase based on adoption of new features.

    Member login .. friends only accounts certainly have their place as do sites like pinterest where all is open to the public. Things evolve .. thats the nature of sites if you want them to exist over time .. adapt for your users.

    And yes, I think if another site came along 10 million people would jump onboard if not for something different, then at least for curiosity.

    I dont think facebook is dying .. it just needs to change at a rate to keep a billion people pinterested ( freudian slip there )

    Thank goodness for DNA .. none of us would have evolved from neanderthal!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I don't think Facebook is going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, if you look at the figures the number of users just keeps on increasing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter K
    Facebook will die only if Google buys it
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  • Profile picture of the author IsaacWendt
    Back to Myspace it is. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    Facebook messed up changing the layout. It's not an 'upgrade' to everyone I've talked to

    Funny thing, I used to own www.HowToDeleteFacebook.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashera
    I can't help but laugh at this thread...
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Yeah, right!

    Facebook is going to end anyway because the world is also ending by December 2012

    Since they don't have any alien profiles in FB, they would have no option but to shutdown business.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    I doubt FB will ever end lol
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    I just tried to log into Facebook and they SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE SITE!! Wow, I can't believe they actually shut it down!!

    LOL


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  • Profile picture of the author asuran
    Facebook will not go anywhere I think.
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  • I deleted my facebook account with almost 5000 just so I can start fresh, now I have 100 but they all wanted to be my friends So I'm one of the guys who googled "how to delete facebook"
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    If Facebook is gone, all my Facebook friends and some of my steady incomes. So I would the on the side of optimistic people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Nick
    HAH facebook will never die, as long as it remains the most effective way for people to keep in touch with firiends and family facebook will keep going
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Perry
    What's Facebook? JK!

    I was watching the news last night and they were saying that Facebook is worth more than McDonalds at $104 Billion dollars. I do agree that they need to change their focus. They also need to stop changing the look of the site. On my Facebook all I seem to get from my friend are requests for junk that I am not even interested in. They need to do something about this and then people will stay around I think. Oh and they need a "Dislike" button already! Just my two cents...
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Your first screenshot proves what? That more people want to know 'how to delete facebook' than they want to know 'how to make french toast'? Who doesn't know how to make french toast?!

    I mean, seriously...
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    • Profile picture of the author SamKalai
      Facebook Sued for $15B

      As their IPO launches, it seems that Facebook is being sued for $15 Billion for improper user tracking. Basically, the suit claims that Facebook invaded privacy by tracking users, whether they were logged into Facebook or not.

      The suit, filed in the Federal Court in California, combined 21 total cases from around the Country. This figure in the suit is based on US Wiretap Act, and says that based on this law, it “provides statutory damages of the greater of $100 per violation per day, up to $10,000, per Facebook user.”

      Facebook Sued for $15B

      Facebook hit with $15B lawsuit for stalking us all on Facebook

      just google "Facebook Sued for $15B" you 'll get thousand and thousand of new articles just submitted few minutes ago talking about this...
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  • Profile picture of the author dgmufasa
    I think lots of folks use Facebook. I do too but I don't use my real name there. Any email I have points to gmail or hotmail. It's just me but I don't think that a private company / corporation should have more info on me than the US government.
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  • Profile picture of the author khanhkunt
    I also agree with the views of CrossHash. I think Facebook would be the strategy for further development.
    The figures also only symbolic, to a more general appreciation ..
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    Facebook is still an interesting platform for me at least. There are lots of things that gets better with facebook everyday and its change. They don't stick with just one old routine and they always come up with an interesting update that makes people ask for more.

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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Copy
    I think one of the major issues is that Facebook has yet to figure out a way to monetize its users as effectively as Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I’ll stop caring about getting new Facebook friends.


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  • Profile picture of the author atatum
    Not if you saw the share price launch yesterday.

    Personally I do not think this facebook thing will ever take off, next you will tell me the internet will be in every household in the USA
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  • Facebook isn't dead or dying, it's peaking. The internet is VERY trendy, especially when teenagers are involved. Facebook will be around for another 5, 10, maybe 15 years but in that time something better will replace it. Maybe Google+! (Obvious joke)

    But in all seriousness, Facebook will still be VERY popular and profitable for the next decade and some change.
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  • Profile picture of the author samfacebook
    facebook will never be dead..
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  • Profile picture of the author angelcho
    Facebook is very powerful. I don't believe that is easy to end 100 billions of dollars company.
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  • Profile picture of the author alimutohar
    facebook dead ...? I think it is less precise words, the more precise is defeated. every person in this era have been very pleased with the social network and it will not die. if facebook loses, then who is the winner of a new social network?
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    • Profile picture of the author craigc1980
      This is how rumors get spread.

      I been making a 5 figure a month income from FB for close to 8 months now and I have not seen a drop in anything.

      If anything sales have been a ton better.

      As long as people are using facebook to find their friends and government officials are using FB to catch crooks FB won't be going anywhere.

      FB is to good of a resource for it to die.

      So lets see

      Last year FB had a bit over 500 million users

      To date it now has over 900 million users

      You do the math.

      Does it seem like it's dieing.

      I think not.

      These threads suck. I hate when people make false claims when they don't know jack poop about analytics or even know how to search properly.

      I wish there was an idiot button on Warrior Forum right next to the thank you button.

      This way we can tell who all the morons are.

      -Craig
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      • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
        I remember when people were saying this sort of thing about Myspace.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    facebooks IPO wasn't nearly as good as they hoped, and definitely wasn't better than Googles when they went public. personally I think FB is way overvalued, and share holders will be expecting a return, and since you as FB users are the product, your data gonna be sold more and more. Please cheer on FB some more, the irony is amusing...
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    That's a BS, Facebook isn't going anywhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreasup
      Look at any major corporation and there is a well defined life cycle which most companies transition through over time.

      Unless corporations figure out how to overcome increasing competition, the introduction of new technologies and the interference of stockholders, boards of directors and the whims of the market, all corporations are vulnerable to an eventual demise.

      Some corporations reinvent themselves along the way and come out of a period of difficult transition bigger, better and stronger. Others continue in a death spiral until they disappear from the landscape.

      Examples? Microsoft, IBM, Borders Books & More, Best Buy. Remember when Yahoo was the dominant force in search? Remember when Borders were giving Barnes & Noble a run for their money?

      The Web and Social Media is still in transition. New SM sites come and go at the blink of an eye. Some take root and sprout.

      Is it the Beginning of the End for Facebook? It depends how well they adapt to being a public company, whether they can monetize more efficiently, if they can battle Google for search engine position.

      Only time will tell. At this point they are at a tipping point. It could go either way for FB but if they do start to have problems it will probably not show up for some time.

      Facebook is like a gigantic freight train. Try stopping any train with tons of cars. It takes a very long time to stop a major train like Facebook.

      I for one am not going to make any predictions, just wait and watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    Funny, yeah Facebook is not even close to middle age, much less dead! It has reached much broader usage than any other social network... any other web based product (besides Google) for that matter.

    Think back years ago, to when AOL was KING. They were thought to be unstoppable. But times change. Yes, they are still around, but nothing like they were. Every company has its peaks and valleys. Some survive and come back. Others don't.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    the beginning of the end is happening to all companies not only facebook. And every companies who are facing this situation will do something to solve the problem and so does facebook... lol
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  • In your dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author jschumack
    Facebook still has a long way to grow, especially in mobile.
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  • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    Facebook is great for finding old friends and staying in touch with out of town relatives.

    The only thing it has of value is the information on its users.

    I think it is on the decline, as is most of the internet.
    My brother agrees. He is convinced the internet as a whole is on the decline. Especially when the government gets a firm grip on it.

    Hmmm...
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  • Profile picture of the author ClasH
    Everything has a life spann and we as human beeings function in a certain way and get bored after a certain period of time.

    What talks both for and againt the facebook lifespann is the fact that you are not anonymous anymore like you were for IRC, ICQ, MSN, MySpace etc.

    Either people will use it as a compliment to phonebooks to keep a "black book" or people will leave because they can not be who they want to because they cant say and act just as they want to because its all public.

    There could be a downwards going trend...what you need to figure out then is what is the new thing and I would say its more "interactive social media"...which is more focused on meeting other people and interacting connecting both online and offline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
    Hi,

    My opinion on this is that Facebook is not going anywhere. It's here to stay.

    If the number declines, it really doesn't matter.

    I think if a Social network reach that BIG number of users like what Facebook has right now, eventually the growth will become a bit slow because it already reached the majority of internet users.

    By the way, the success of a social network is not defined by the number of users it has but how it takes care of those users. With the recent Facebook changes, I believe FB is just doing its part to provide its users more ways to use their social network.

    Just my thoughts,

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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    I think advertising will take over. Sell out city.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    It's not the actual time to say that Facebook is dying. In recent years they are in pick. You know, Google+ is coming strongly in the market but still it's the era of facebook. The amount of users it already made is not easily reachable by any other social networks. And for you, when you have established one or more circle, is that an easy work to just give up them!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
      Your research and proof is undeniable. Well done. If Zuckerberg sees this thread he will **** himself.

      AND, how many astute marketers are now putting together a product to teach people how to tie a tie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    In 2011 I predicted that facebook would peak that year. What a foolish prediction.

    It won't be going anywhere any time soon. Having said that, every site has its used by date (facebook is no exception).

    If you need proof of that, just look at the top 10 (or top 100) sites of 1999 and see how many of them are top dogs today. Sure, they may still be around but they are nowhere as big as they were.
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